Flights to Cusco are popular among tourists looking for an exotic, affordable vacation. Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is situated on the edge of the city and is fairly small but sees a large amount of air traffic, so it’s relatively easy to get cheap flights to Cusco. The airport facilities range from massage parlors and restaurants to ATM’s and communication services. This airport has consistently ranked as Peru’s second most important air terminal handling both international and national travelers on an ongoing basis.
The center of this city is small enough to walk around, although taxis are very convenient as well. Alo Cuzco Taxis or combis are cheap and reliable forms of transport. For larger groups, tour buses can be a convenient mode of transportation to get to certain sites like Pisac and Ollantaytambo, although this needs to be prearranged with the local travel agencies.
Cusco’s well-preserved architecture is evidence of their rich and extremely complex history. When you look at the art, culture, and vibrant history, you will consider the airfare to Cusco to be a bargain. There are a variety of museums and galleries such as Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo and Santa Catalina Convent, which contain various art collections worth viewing. There are also historical sites such as the Plaza de Armas and Monumento Pachacuteq, which offer tourists the opportunity to witness the history of this great city. Activities such as white water rafting, canoeing, and jogging are also an enjoyable experience in this city. Some of the main sights include Tambomachay, Pukapukara, and the amazing Sacsayhuaman ruins.
When visiting the Plaza de Armas Square, you will find many shops, churches, restaurants, and bars. There are affordable breakfasts at Yaku Mama, and at the Yaku Mama Grill you will find a great dining experience. Pubs include the Paddy’s Irish Pub and the Cross Keys Pub, which look onto the square. They both provide a wonderful atmosphere and excellent conversation amongst fellow travelers and locals. Live music and discos are popular in Cusco at night. Most clubs only begin playing their music at 11 p.m. and happy hours range from 8 to 9 or 9 to 10. Mama Africa, based in Portal de Harinas, occasionally features live music and DJ’s who mix a wide variety of music such as Latin, reggae, and rock. Whatever you enjoy doing on your vacation, book a Cusco flight today!